Being prepared for a mountain bike ride means bringing a lot of stuff, and remembering all the pieces can be a challenge.
Analyzing the mental math that goes into deciding when to take a risk on the trail, and when to take a pass.
Mountain biking is a risky sport, and with risk comes reward. It’s also a lot of work, and when you work hard, you deserve to play hard, amirite?
The ride up isn’t too bad. It’s loading the bikes that strikes the most fear in the heart of mountain bikers everywhere!
For many of us, if there isn’t a GPS trace to save at the end of the ride, it’s as if it didn’t happen.
Before you fold up the maps, check these items and considerations to make sure you’re ready for your first bikepacking trip.